• A Robot That Jumps, Flips, and Does Pull-ups

    A Robot That Jumps, Flips, and Does Pull-ups

    RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back.

  • Engineers Without Borders

    Engineers Without Borders

    Earlier this year, Penn Engineers Without Borders (PennEWB) traveled to Cameroon to improve an aged, inefficient water distribution system.

  • The First Computer at Penn: ENIAC

    The First Computer at Penn: ENIAC

    In its day, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC, was a revolutionary machine. Created under the direction of John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of Penn’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering (now the School of Engineering and Applied Science), ENIAC was important to the history of Philadelphia, as well as the digital age that it helped to usher in.

  • Robotic Boats to the Rescue

    Robotic Boats to the Rescue

    Imagine sailing a container ship to help with cleanup at the site of a massive oil spill. Now imagine if each container were actually an autonomous robotic boat.

  • Crystals That Can Switch Configurations

    Crystals That Can Switch Configurations

    For associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering John Crocker, DNA is not just the stuff of genetics, but the makings of the perfect building block.